Finishing your cruise in Valparaiso? There’s no need to end your vacation straight away – instead, book this post-cruise shore excursion to Santiago and spend time sightseeing in the Chilean capital. After a scenic drive to Santiago, enjoy a 3-hour city tour including Moneda Palace, the Museum of National History, Plaza de Armas and the Saint Lucia Hill viewpoint, plus the handicrafts village of Los Graneros del Alba. This private tour includes pick-up from Valparaiso port and drop-off either at Santiago airport or your Santiago hotel. 


  • Santiago post-cruise city shore excursion from Valparaiso
  • 3-hour tour of Santiago’s top attractions
  • See Moneda Palace, Museum of National History and Plaza de Armas
  • Climb Saint Lucia Hill for a panoramic view of the Andes
  • Visit Los Graneros del Alba handicraft village
  • Cruise port pickup and hotel or airport drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Santiago Shore Excursion: Post-Cruise City Tour with Hotel or Airport Drop-Off

Plaza de Armas

After your cruise docks at the Port of Valparaiso, meet your guide and head out on the 2.5-hour drive to Santiago for your group sightseeing tour. Pass through Santiago's civic center to see top attractions of historical and architectural importance such as the cathedral at the Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s central square, and the 18th-century Moneda Palace, built in neoclassical style. You’ll see the Museum of National History and the Central Post Office as your guide offers commentary along the way.

Next, go through Parque Forestal, a lovely urban park planted with nearly 2,000 trees, and continue to the bohemian district of Bellavista to climb Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucía). At the top, enjoy the staircases, fountains and fantastic views of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Then, visit the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba to admire its fine selection of items such as jewelry, ceramics and clothing – all made by resident artists.

After the tour, your guide will pick you up at the Port of Valparaiso and drop you off at the Santiago airport or select downtown Santiago hotels.

Note: beginning January 1, 2014, all services are private

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Frances C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was likely the best of several Viator tours we have taken. The tour guide and driver were outstanding. The tour guide, Patricia, was knowledgeable in every area of interest and importance to us. Her English skills were the best of any tour guide from a non-English speaking country and the tour was well planned and organized. Highly recommend the tour, especially with this particular guide.

Ms Wright

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were met promptly at the port by our guide Pedro after a 17-day cruise to South America. Our first stop was Valparaiso. What a fun place to visit with it's vibrant color and hippie flair. We were told a great deal about the history of the area and of Chile. We then drove to Vina Del Mar where we had a lovely lunch with locals. The drive continued on through the valley of the Casablanca vineyards. Arriving in Santiago we saw all the highlights, the Palace, Museum, the Plaza and Cathedral. We were safely delivered safely to our hotel. Wonderful day, wonderful tour. Alicia Wright

Helena B

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Guide and driver showed up at ship on time. Took us on comprehensive tour of Valpariso and surrounding area. Plenty of photo ops. Quite knowledgeable of areas history. Rode the cable car! Easy drive to Santiago. Again, knowledgeable and quite interesting tour of central city and government buildings. Drove to a lovely park overlooking city. We were dropped off at hotel. Guide stayed with us to make certain everything was in order. Definitely worth it.

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